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In October, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ at Gallery One

This month’s theme at Gallery One has a sky-high limit! The title of this month’s exhibit, “The Sky’s the Limit,” has as its origin a poker metaphor originating in the 1900s. Yes, according to Gallery One representatives, sky-high stakes poker is...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:04am

At the 2018 G.W. Carver school supply drive, from left, Carver Academy School Counselor Whitney Price, state Sen. Gerald Hocker and Past Rotary Club President Regan Roberts, gather with student volunteers from Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

Rotary Club, Hocker’s to collect school supplies for G.W. Carver Academy

The Southern Sussex Rotary Club and Hocker’s Super Center are once again teaming up to host a school-supply fundraiser for the G.W. Carver Academy in Frankford.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hocker...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:55am

Nearly 500 runners and walkers competed in the 2018 Run, White & Blue 5K run/1-mile walk. The 2019 Run, White & Blue 5K run/1-mile walk will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus in Georgetown, and benefits scholarships for veterans and first-responders.

DelTech’s Annual Run, White & Blue 5K/1-mile walk set for Sept. 5

Event benefits Owens Campus veterans’ and first-responders’ scholarships

The sixth annual Run, White & Blue 5K run and 1-mile walk will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown, benefitting scholarships for veterans and first-responders.


Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:24am

IRSD locks down school choice in nearly all schools

School choice is not a guarantee.

Indian River School District officials made that statement loud and clear in July, when the school board rejected school choice applications to all but three schools.

With that shift, if families...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:40pm

Community supporting family of children killed in Long Neck fire

As the investigation continues to determine the cause of the house fire that killed three children — 4-year-old twins and their 18-month-old cousin — money continues to be donated to help their two young mothers, sisters who lived together in Pot...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:14pm

Parkside community receives site-plan approval in Millville

A new development with 92 single-family homes received final site-plan approval from the Millville Town Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting.

The Parkside community will be located off Windmill Drive and, as its name indicates, will be...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:13pm

The River to host Back to School Bash

In anticipation of the first day of classes for local students, The River church is hosting its third annual Back to School Bash.

Planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Wesleyan church near the intersection of Routes 17 and...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:08pm

Steve Maneri is Millville's new mayor.

Millville elevates Maneri to mayoral seat after Gordon departs

Millville has a new mayor. As of Tuesday, Aug. 13, former deputy mayor Steve Maneri has taken over the reins of the town’s government.

The council voted at its regular monthly meeting to elevate Maneri to the post, which became vacant with...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:07pm

Workers dredge the Assawoman Canal in 2006. DNREC is conducting a study to prioritize future dredging projects, and is looking for the public’s help.

Survey says: DNREC wants to know where to dredge

With just a three-minute online survey, people can share their inland bays priorities with the Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC).

Money is tight, but demand is high for dredging projects in the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 1:06pm

New mini-golf business requests variance

Construction is expected to begin in November on Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream, with plans for the mini-golf course to open in the spring of 2020. First, though, a variance has to be approved by the Ocean View Board of Adjustment. The...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:58pm

Millsboro town hall, PD plans still on the drawing board

As plans continue to be developed for a new town hall in Millsboro, and more space for the overcrowded police department, the town council will meet early next month to review revised proposals and reduced costs from two architectural firms....

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:56pm

Bethany Beach to hold council election Sept. 7

Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term.

The seats up for election in 2019...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:55pm

New program will send paramedics to visit COPD patients at home

The Sussex County Council on Tuesday voted in favor of entering into Delaware’s first “mobile integrated healthcare” program to assist patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

The 12-month pilot program, free and...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:54pm

Frankford library to offer ‘Resume Rescue’ workshops on Aug. 22, 29

The Frankford Public Library is partnering with Google and several national organizations to offer a pair of workshops that will give community members a chance to update their résumés.

The “Resume Rescue” workshops will be held on...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:53pm

Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference to be held Saturday

The 12th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference will be held at the Lewes Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshops on a variety of writing-related topics will be offered throughout the day.

In addition to...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:20pm

State receives $2.6M federal grant for zero-emission buses

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, in front of a clean, quiet, zero-emission electric DART bus, Delaware Gov. John Carney, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan and Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) CEO John...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:14pm

Wall that Heals is heading to Ocean View in October

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View has been selected to host “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will be on display for the visiting...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:13pm

Mountaire awards $70,000 in scholarship funds to students

Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 28 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain suppliers are all eligible for the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:11pm

Two Meatballs keeps it ‘real Italian’

Hungry customers dining at Two Meatballs Italian Deli generally don’t know the new Long Neck restaurant was named, with a twist of humor, for the brothers who own it.

If it was mentioned to a customer enjoying a big sub, on fresh bread...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:55am

Cordrey Charities, East Coast Garden Center donate to Beebe Population Health

East Coast Garden Center and Cordrey Charities present a donation of $1,224 to Beebe Healthcare’s Population Health department, the beneficiary of their annual plant sale.

A portion of profits was donated, and the event included a 10...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:50am

The Atlantic Transportation team serves Sussex County and the surrounding areas. Pictured, from left, are: Marlon Sparks, Chip Thompson, Denise Barbado, Ed Walpole, Garrett Brown, Kevin Roberts, Les Paulson, Nate Williams, Joseph Jadczak, Russell Bowser, Melody Bowser, Robert Kline, Brandon Whitmore and Chris O’Connell.

Atlantic Transportation Services supports community organizations


Chip Thompson, one of the owners of Atlantic Transportation Services, has a longstanding history in the community for giving back, and doing business with a focus on benevolence. And when he and business partners Marlon Sparks and Steve...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:43am

Paddlefest event offered at Delaware Seashore State Park

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation’s Delaware Seashore State Park will host “Paddlefest” for the third year in a row on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Delaware Seashore State Park.

“Paddlefest” was created to celebrate the park’s wildlife-...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:39am

DSP phone number used in spoofed phone number scam

The Delaware State Police on Aug. 9 issued an advisory in response to a recent phone scam trend involving a “spoofed phone number.”

Police said they had recently been made aware of multiple incidents in which individuals have received...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:38am

Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market awards box of veggies

The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market recently gave away a box of vegetables to a market visitor. The winner was Karen Lucas of Bethany Beach, pictured, second from left, who received her prize from, from left: Henry Bennett of Bennett Orchards,...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:37am

Trader joins Delaware Botanic Gardens staff as grand opening approaches

On Aug. 1, Brian W. Trader, Ph.D. became the deputy executive director and director of horticulture at the Delaware Botanic Garden (DBG) in Dagsboro. He was greeted with cheers from the volunteers and the executive team who have been eagerly...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:34am

Sussex Montessori announces Lisa Coldiron as head of school

Lisa Coldiron of Bethany Beach is serving as the inaugural Head of School for the new Sussex Montessori School, starting Aug. 1.

Represtatives of the school said Coldiron has deep community ties to western Sussex County through her work as...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:32am

Anchorage Lemonade Stand supports Children’s Library

Having their home on the Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, which supports the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, recently inspired some young philanthropists in South Bethany. During the two days of the Cottage Tour, Kaitlyn Troiano and Matthew...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:28am

County honors paramedic Hudson for 28 years of service

Sussex County paramedic Brent Hudson was honored by the Sussex County Council on Tuesday, July 30, for 28 years of service.

Hudson, who was a paramedic for the county from 1990 until this year, received a commendation thanking and...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:03am

Nanticoke tribe preparing for 42nd annual Powwow

The rich heritage of the Nanticoke will be celebrated at the tribe’s 42nd annual Powwow next month.

Situated in a natural setting, on the powwow grounds at 26800 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in Millsboro, the event attracts 10,000...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:53am

Londyn’s Legacy brings joy to Frankford children’s festival

After a local family lost their baby girl in 2017, they have made it a mission to celebrate her life and bring joy to the community. The second annual Children’s Community Festival was held in Frankford on Saturday, Aug. 10, the second “angel-...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:51am

Bethany-Fenwick Chamber to honor 2019 beach lifeguards

The Big Chill Beach Club and La Vida Hospitality, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, was set to host the 2019 Lifeguard Award Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The annual event honors the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:44am

All the money raised at an Easterseals fundraiser in Fenwick Island will stay in the community to serve adults and children with disabilities.

Easterseals fundraiser helps people of all ages

In 2019, Easterseals celebrated a 100-year legacy of helping people with disabilities lead more normal lives. On Aug. 9, the Sussex County branch of the national nonprofit hosted a dine-and-donate fundraiser at Warren’s Station restaurant in...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:38am

Veterans Conservation Corps recognized for parks maintenance

At a recent event at Holts Landing State Park near Dagsboro, the DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation recognized 13 members of the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) for their commitment to preserving Delaware’s natural resources over the past...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:23am

Community pulling together for family affected by fatal fire

One of the two grieving mothers who lost young children in the Long Neck house fire on Wednesday posted a touching photograph of twin blonds, one facing the camera, the other looking tenderly at their baby cousin, whose smile revealed buds of new...

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 3:04pm

Searching for the right answers

After fatality, public questions safety of South Bethany canal road

After a local woman drove into and drowned in a South Bethany canal last month, some residents are demanding better safety precautions.

York Road has no signage indicating that it dead-ends roughly 8 meters from open water. The paved...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:15pm

Beach towns partner for pedestrian safety

Two Coastal Highway fatalities are prompting Bethany Beach and South Bethany officials to push for better safety features along Route 1. The two towns agreed to form a coalition in July to push the issue with the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:13pm

Millsboro police introduce victim services specialist

Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway at the town council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, introduced Vonshae Wise, the department’s new victim service specialist. He told council members she had completed training at the Georgetown Police Department...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:12pm

Millsboro honors Thoroughgood as outgoing mayor

Outgoing Millsboro mayor John Thoroughgood was honored for his four years of service at the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5.

Mayor Michelle Truitt, who was elected to the top post by fellow council members at the July 1...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

Weistling, Langan, Houser and Mais win council seats

Fenwick Island voters on Saturday, Aug. 5, re-elected their current mayor and vice-mayor, while a former council member and a challenger took the remaining seats, winning over two incumbents.

The vote totals:

• William Weistling:...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:09pm

Annexation, water service a sore spot for Frankford neighbors

What began this week as an update from a Frankford businessman on a proposed business park project ended as a heated discussion between the businessman and a resident venting frustration about years of trying to obtain water service from the Town...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:06pm

DelDOT installs new all-way stop near Frankford

Crash data exceeded requirements

New stop signs have sprung up as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) attempts to prevent vehicle collisions near of Frankford.

On July 29, DelDOT installed an all-way stop at the...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:04pm

Melson resigns in Frankford, Sample takes her place

Frankford Town Council treasurer Velicia Melson resigned last month and has since been replaced in her role on the council and as treasurer — by a new council member and a non-voting treasurer.

Melson said on Tuesday, Aug. 6, that she had...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:03pm

Bethany Beach to hold council election Sept. 7

Bethany Beach town council elections will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m., with voting at town hall. There are three council seats up for election this year, each with a two-year term.

The seats up for election in 2019...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:02pm

Millsboro police get equipment funding

The Millsboro Town Council on Monday unanimously approved Police Chief Brian Calloway’s request to use $30,000 in Sussex County Block Grant funding for equipment for the police department. The grant money is awarded to police departments that...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:01am

Millsboro to offer Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall

The public will have an opportunity to learn how the Millsboro Police Department and associated agencies operate, during a nine-session Citizens’ Police Academy course this fall.

Classes will begin Oct. 15 and continue until Dec. 10,...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:58am

Flood begins transition as Dagsboro police chief

Former Seaford Police Department lieutenant Steven Flood began his work as Dagsboro police chief on Aug. 5. Flood will shadow outgoing Chief Floyd Toomey for two weeks, until Toomey leaves his position on Aug. 23. (Toomey won’t officially be...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:54am

Board to consider emergency-department requests

Delaware’s Health Resources Board is expected to meet on Thursday, Aug. 15, to approve or deny applications from both Bayhealth and Beebe Healthcare, which want to build freestanding emergency departments within 10 miles of each other, between...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:52am

Cripple Creek hosting cocktails and golf for breast cancer

Ladies and gentlemen can come to Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club for two days of fun, all supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Ladies are invited to the Pink on the Patio cocktail party on Aug. 13, while all people can enjoy the...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:46am

CHEER Beach Day returns after hiatus

Plans are progressing for the return of CHEER’s Beach Day in Rehoboth on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All activities are free to the public.

There will be a Health Fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center from 10 a.m....

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:44am

Carney signs Insurance Data Security Act into law

On Wednesday, July 31, Gov.  John Carney signed House Bill 174 (“HB 174”) into law. 

Titled the Delaware Insurance Data Security Act, this law is based on an NAIC Model Act, which establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework requiring...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:43am